Teppan-style beef in a toasted coffin bread/loaf 棺材板 和 铁板牛肉

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Coffin bread is something that is most commonly found in the south of Taiwan, my papa’s hometown – Tainan. This crispy loaf with filling is very similar to our South African bunny chow. The traditional filling is a creamy-based seafood chowder, but you can use any filling. For this recipe, I used one of my brother’s favourite filling – Teppan-style beef with onions.


  • 700g steak
  • 3 Tbsp soya sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp water
  • 2 tbsp corn flour (Maizena)
  • 4 Tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 large onion
  • 1 block of butter
  • 1 loaf of white bread


  • Preheat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius
  • Tenderise the steak and cut it up into small strips.
  • Marinade it in the soya sauce, sugar, water and corn flour, work it in to the meat and let it chill for at least half an hour.
  • Cut the loaf into 5cm thick pieces (or according to how much you’d eat)
  • Bake the bread in the preheated oven for 5-10 minutes.
  • Slice the onions.
  • Melt the butter on a pan then braise the onions on a low heat.
  • Cut lids out of the toast and scoop out ¾ of the soft bread.
  • Before adding the beef, add the oil to the marinated beef – this stops the beef pieces from sticking to each other when frying.
  • Add the meat into the pan and stir fry until cooked.
  • Add soya sauce to taste.

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